Excerpt: Philip E. Slater, a social critic and author, pursued success in the conventional way in the first half of his life. He studied hard, graduated from Harvard, became a tenured professor of sociology and wrote a best-selling book, “The Pursuit of Loneliness.”
The book, published in 1970, warned that a national cult of individualism and careerism threatened to turn America into a country of hypercompetitive loners ruled by tyrants.
Bill Dahl calls it an American sociological classic.
The Madison Public Library owns the only copy in LINKcat, and there are 2 holds on it.
Make that 3. I just placed a hold.